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Make Hacker News Your Facebook Newsfeed
108 points by slammmmhttps://github.com/yczeng/hackernews-newsfeed?
sidorenko - 5 minutes ago
just delete a fuckin facebook profile, you will do yourself a
whiddershins - 2 hours ago
I can't believe what an awesome idea this is.Lately I've been
saying I wish my Facebook friends followed Hacker News guidelines,
Facebook would improve 1000% for me.This cuts out the middle man.
CSDude - 3 hours ago
I expected something more creative, replacing posts with my
friends, like my grandmother sharing why React is awesome and my
primary school friends discussing how did they go microservices.
pythonovice - 2 hours ago
this made me laugh much more than I expected it to
bamurphymac1 - 1 hours ago
Circa 2040 racist grandpa memes are replaced with rants about the
curiousgal - 4 hours ago
This is actually useful! I had unfollowed every one of my friends
and my home page is always empty.
zomg - 3 hours ago
i'm considering the same! i use facebook more to follow/find
groups or businesses that i have an interest in.
ktkh - 3 hours ago
I agree. Facebook is a good place to connect with your friends.
Not so good for any educational value though
jdoliner - 3 hours ago
Why do you go to facebook then?
curiousgal - 3 hours ago
Groups and Events.
brookside - 3 hours ago
subie - 3 hours ago
To decline game invites.
thanatropism - 3 hours ago
I've been off facebook for a month now and I really really miss
pages of some artists and groups for abstract art. I was
seriously getting into asemic writing at the same time I was
trying to kick the habit of typing out whatever bullshit ideas
about politics were in my mind. Aaaand I chose the latter. :-(
curiousgal - 2 hours ago
If you really miss those, you can write a bot that logs in a
dummy account and scraps the content and emails it to you.
Makes for a cool weekend project.
dannysu - 1 hours ago
I've always wanted to do something like this but haven't
found the time to. I've written something to turn my
Twitter consumption into RSS feeds, and I want the same
thing for Facebook. Just turn whatever things I want to
follow into RSS feeds and read it at my leisure.
ocidkmdjicok - 4 hours ago
notadoc - 3 hours ago
Or just redirect facebook to hackernews via your hosts file?I can't
emphasize enough how beneficial it has been to stop using facebook
completely, I would highly recommend you try it.
mistermann - 2 hours ago
Other than it being almost a complete waste of time with all the
nonsense spam clickbait articles there nowadays, I don't see what
other benefits there are from avoiding it really. Jealousy at
people's fake lives perhaps?
noamhacker - 3 hours ago
I think the point of this extension is for people who need to
access facebook features like groups and events, but don't want
to get distracted by the dopamine-inducing newsfeed on the way
Nuzzerino - 2 hours ago
It's been more like cancer-inducing with all of the political
talk these days.
hkmurakami - 1 hours ago
I've unfollowed all my friends who discuss politics in an
alarmist and sensationalist way (keeping the small number who
take a tempered and balanced perspective), and it honestly
_is_ saving me from cancer since my stress levels (which
causes all sorts of ailments) are much lower now.
sushid - 1 hours ago
If that's the intention I would recommend this Chrome
OJFord - 1 hours ago
Sure, I think OP's just proffering that rather than replacing
it with nothing, you replace it with a feed you do want to
Kiro - 3 hours ago
Why do you need Greasemonkey for this?
apizzimenti - 3 hours ago
You don't actually need Greasemonkey. These scripts are browser-
agnostic, so if you use Chrome, you can just install this as a
Chrome extension. If you don't use Chrome, you can install this
on Firefox using Greasemonkey.
tanderson92 - 1 hours ago
The chrome extension blocks the column to the left of the
newsfeed for me, too. The tampermonkey script does not.
passivepinetree - 3 hours ago
I've always used an extension to completely block the news feed
(like ) and I've found it to be an excellent deterrant to using
facebook in general. Generally now I use messenger.com when I have
to but otherwise completely avoid the site.Although HN has now
pretty much replaced facebook as my go-to site when I open a
browser, so I'm not sure how useful it is after all. At least it's
domain-specific and less psychologically manipulative.:
mrleinad - 3 hours ago
I went cold turkey and closed my fb account. Feeling a little bit
of abstinence, but I think I'm replacing it with more activity
here and instead of opening fb on my phone, I open an ebook
reader, so it's good so far.
passivepinetree - 1 hours ago
I'd love to do that, but I'm sucked in by the social pull...too
many of my friends use Groups and Messenger to organize,
despite my pleas to the contrary.In a perfect world, I'd have
only the functionality that those two provide, perhaps with
some sort of static profile.
OhSoHumble - 3 hours ago
Immediately added to Chrome. Any plans on making it so that when I
click 'more' I get more HackerNews rather than being redirected
from Facebook to HackerNews?
catherinezng - 3 hours ago
Developer of hackernews-newsfeed here: I'll work on that this
mrleinad - 3 hours ago
Check out the rest of comments. Making it look like some of my
contacts shared news on HN would be awesome.. though tricky I
mmoonnkkeeyy - 9 minutes ago
This does not make any sense.
mmoonnkkeeyy - 8 minutes ago
This does not make any sense. Like whats the point?
water42 - 3 hours ago
There was a missed opportunity here to format HN posts using
kensai - 2 hours ago
Stop complaining, it's a GitHub project. Fork and improve! ;)
mi100hael - 3 hours ago
I expected it to be FB posts formatted HN style.
dkonofalski - 3 hours ago
I'm confused as to why someone would want this instead of just
going to HN directly? If you don't like Facebook, don't use it.
nattaylor - 3 hours ago
I thought the same, but I could use this to check messenger &
groups while skipping the feed.
elliottcarlson - 3 hours ago
https://www.facebook.com/messages/ allows you to just view
thanatropism - 3 hours ago
http://www.messenger.com is the web version of their mobile
messenger clients. I often spend extended periods without
seeing my newsfeed/notifications but still use the messenger
calt - 3 hours ago
One word: AddictionFacebook events are invaluable to my life
these days, but the news feed is an addiction that I've been
fighting since university. If only I could be %100 dedicated to
all resolutions without any effort then I wouldn't need any
tricks like this.Plus this is just meant to be silly. I should
really just blank out the news feed like someone else suggested.
nikivi - 2 hours ago
You can also simply block out Facebook news feed. I wrote about
it here :https://medium.com/@NikitaVoloboev/the-best-kind-of-
savrajsingh - 3 hours ago
But you realize, that reading hacker news is, an addiction on
its own? ;)
type0 - 1 hours ago
The difference is like coffee and heroin, also both HN and
coffee are good for you.Edit: doing the trick like this,
injecting HN into FB feels like injecting coffee into your
veins - I don't think it will give you the effect you're
frandroid - 2 hours ago
But clearly it's not addictive enough, someone needs to fully